Tartar is a calcified or hardened plaque that attaches to the enamel on your teeth and below the gumline. Tartar threatens the health of the teeth and gums, it is also a cosmetic problem. Because tartar is more porous, it absorbs stains easily. Any tartar that forms above the gum line is bad for dental health. The bacteria in it can irritate and damage the gums and lead to gum diseases.
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR DIAGNOSED?
Routine dental check-ups can help in diagnosing the condition at the earliest and take corrective action immediately to prevent further aggravation of the condition.
HOW IS DENTAL TARTAR TREATED?
Maintaining good oral hygiene is the key to prevention of dental tartar. Scaling of teeth is the method followed for tartar removal. Ultrasonic scalers , curettes and hand scalers are used to remove dental tartar
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking can cause dental tartar, so it is best to avoid the same.